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Masters Students at the Centre for Advancing Journalism are part of Australia’s largest newsroom, reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign through the UniPollWatch project (www.unipollwatch.org.au), a groundbreaking national student journalism project.

Negative attitudes among Australian voters towards asylum seekers are driven by religious bigotry more than by racism or economic anxieties, according to a new University of Melbourne report released today.

The Honorable Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, the former President and Prime Minister of East Timor, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts.

An international team, led by the University of Melbourne, has devised a method allowing countries to choose their own method of ‘fair’ emissions cuts, effectively creating a roadmap out of the climate negotiation gridlock.

While a significant and growing section of Australia’s work force self-identify as having Asian ancestry, accessible pathways into politics or public life for the community remain unclear.

Given the complexity of any potential conflict and the lack of viable alternatives in Iraq and Syria, it may be better to contain the threat of the Islamic State (IS) rather than attempt to destroy it.

Professor Tim Lindsey has been giving his analysis of the Indonesian election result, which gave Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo a clear victory over his rival Prabowo Subianto.

Dr Scott Brenton discusses what defines a constitutional crisis in state politics and whether the current controversy involving Frankston MP Geoff Shaw classifies as one. 

Dr Pradeep Taneja from the Faculty of Arts tells CNBC Asia that despite positive discussions at Modi's swearing in ceremony, there should not be high expectations about an improved India-Pakistan relationship just yet.

The landslide victory by the Narendra Modi led BJP in the Indian election will please business leaders, says Dr Pradeep Taneja. 

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